Nikon SnapBridge 2.0.1 released with some major improvements


Nikon released a new update for SnapBridge (version 2.0.1) with some major improvements including improved remote control functionality.

Download links: iOS | Android.

Here is the full list of changes:

  • We have made the pairing process easier to understand.
  • Camera settings can now be adjusted remotely, allowing a wider variety of photos to be taken by remote control.
  • The app can now pair the device with up to five cameras.
  • Images on the camera now display faster when viewed on the smart device before download.
  • We added a power-saving mode that reduces the amount of data exchanged between the camera and the smart device, letting you use the app without worrying about the battery level.

Additional information on the latest version of SnapBridge can be found on Nikon's website.

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  • bonem

    I think it’s worse than the previous version. Slower and I can’t use as remote control for my D850 anymore. They say camera settings are controlled in SB now, but not if it doesn’t work!

    • oh no

    • bonem

      I hope I’m doing something wrong and someone with D850 has it working just fine. I’d rather not wait that long for an updated version. I was quite enjoying using it for the last few weeks.

      • Marco Ng

        it just fine on my D850. please try to delete your D850 profile once you update the app, than reconnect it, it will work.

      • I tried reinstalling and rebooting the app, deleting old Bluetooth profile and wifi profile, deleting the old pair on the camera. Nothing I tried worked. Galaxy S8 and D850. If you get it working, let me know what you did.

  • Would love to hear someone’s feedback after testing

    • AlphaStatuz

      I used it this morning for a minute. It does what it claims. Pretty awesome.

  • SteveWithAnS

    Sounds like a real winner…I will test this and get back to you all…

    My problem with the previous version was not that I didn’t understand the pairing process, but my camera gave me a message saying the pairing process was successful while at the same time the message on snapbridge on my phone said pairing failed…lol

    • bonem

      Watch out with this one. It took a bit to figure out, but you need to unpair from both sides before trying to connect again.

  • Aldo

    Nikon PR damage control team: Sir nikon is doing well atm with the d850 and financial statements look promising. We have nothing to do. Team leader: Quick, release a snapbridge update.

    • Allen_Wentz

      D850 builders and SnapBridge builders cannot possibly be the same people.

      • No the Nikon software builders have traditionally been Gremlins

  • Alan Wilson

    Paired a D850 and D7500 to iPhone – no problems, can switch between the two – no problems (If you have problems switching try turning the camera on and off, then connecting). At least you don’t have to forget the device before it will re-connect. Opens up and uses WiFi without resorting to the Settings screens. I tried to pair an iPad with a camera already paired by phone and it wouldn’t allow it – “already paired with another device” – fair enough. I’d give it 3 out of 5, which is 3 more than the previous version. Bluetooth seems to connect OK, but WiFi takes a while still but connecting is easier.

    • bonem

      4 stars once it’s optimized. 5 stars….probably never.

      • Alan Wilson

        Be nice to set up Timelapse, Silent Mode and Focus Stacking (etc) from the iPhone…but I’m not holding my breath for that.

        • bonem

          For sure. Like Helicon Remote or something of that sort.

        • Eric Calabros

          I bet they have no idea what their customers want to do with the app. Keep posting comments in app store and tell them what should be the next feature, and why, and how it should work. For timelapse I think it needs a dedicated tab, and constantly receiving low resolution previews of taken frames without saving them (like a slow fps live view), so you know what’s going on and change exposure accordingly.

  • I’ll stop giving it one star when it works with D7200.

    • Andreas Vesper

      It can’t work with the D7200 as it is based on Bluetooth LE and the D7200 has no built in Bluetooth chipset. This has been clearly communicated by Nikon and you can’t blame them for that.

      • Nothing prevents Nikon from giving an application that can handle both Bluetooth+Wifi and Wifi alone connection and have all the necessary features… nothing but trying to make people buy more recent cameras.

        • ITN

          Of course there is a reason: Nikon are hopelessly incompetent in making software for general purpose computers and mobile devices.

          • There are good developers everywhere and I doubt Nikon can’t afford to pay them if they want to invest in a valuable solution.

            • ITN

              They could but they want to keep it in the house. Google bought Nik which lead to a disaster as Nikon took several years to make a workable browser replacement and still no good raw converter to replace Capture Nx2

            • However, that’s ridiculous. IT services and contracts are made for that kind of purpose. I don’t think Nikon is more in need for in house development than say, British Aerospace or Army services for instance…

            • ITN

              Nikon don’t respect software enough to create and maintain a reasonable partnership. The other camera manufacturers aren’t much better: many of their software applications are terrible.

            • Well, quite right. In a way, perhaps they think computers can be more competitors to cameras than additional tools… Anyway, big changes are coming and digital camera manufacturers will probably struggle more and more…

            • Piooof

              We all agree that Nikon uses Snapbridge as an argument to sell newer cameras. Nevertheless it would be ridiculous to use a power-inefficient tech like wifi to do what Snapbridge is meant for. Wifi would quickly drain both your smartphone & your camera battery.

            • That will never justify they don’t give people that paid for cameras that are less than two years old the ability to use basic manual operations thru wi-fi with a decent WMU update for instance… I use Wi-fi and I always find it reasonably power efficient anyway.

            • Piooof

              Agreed for WMU. It’s a shame they haven’t put more resources there and released a polished and efficient product. Let’s keep that subject separate from Snapbridge though. Note also that WiFi is 3-10 more power-hungry than BLE, which can be a problem for long shooting sessions (that depends on your usage scenario obviously).

            • To me, long shooting scenarios always relie on cables in a way or another (being power supply and/or transmission)… so blue tooth is not specifically more interesting or reliable than wi-fi in that kind of use case.

    • Jeff

      Download WMU

      • Citizen Kang

        WMU is the biggest joke in the world. I’m a software developer and I’d be embarrassed if I had my name attached to the coding of WMU. You’re better off not installing WMU and using a long stick to mash the buttons on your camera instead. WMU is almost universally derided.

      • It also has only one star as all the useful features are lacking in it. I use DSLDashboard, much more convenient anyway.

    • Sawyerspadre

      Well, I guess one star it is, Snapbridge isn’t going to the D7200…

  • arunprasad n

    Works very well for me with my D500. Both bluetooth connection and remote shooting works fine.

    • Coola Coc

      Are you using Android or iOS?

      • arunprasad n

        I am using Android

  • Andreas Vesper

    I see major improvements with the iOS version compared to the previous version 1.3 although Bluetooth pairing can be a bit tricky depending on the device used. No pairing problems with both D500 and the D850 with a an iPhone 6plus, but on the iPad mini 2 it turned out to be more tricky and I finally succeed with that sequence:

    First start the app and bring it to the new camera type selection screen. In the app this is the “What kind of camera do you want to pair with?” screen.

    Then start the connection process from the setup menu. When it comes to actual pairing process press the OK-Button simultaneously with connection button on the phone or iPad.

    Before using the new version you must delete all references between the camera and the phone (Setup Menu – Bluetooth – Paired Devices on the camera) – Bluetooth devices on the phone and if these exist, in the Snapbridge app itself.

    The new version allows “tethered shooting” only with 2 megapixel downloads via Bluetooth LE. That makes sense as Bluetooth is slow and hasn’t been designed for file transfers.

    WiFi connection on the iPhone is way better implemented then before as you don’t have to the iPhone settings menu manually as before. You still have two screens asking for confirmation, but you can use that as an advantage if you want to connect the camera to a 3rd party app like Shuttersnitch or qDSLRDashboard on a second device. With slight modifications the procedure showned in this video ist still valid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFum1ogPW-s

    Coming back to the Snapbridge App. Two functions work only with Wifi, remote photography, which now has some options to control the camera (aperture, exposure time, WB and mode) and download. Download preview is now as fast as it should be and download of a full size image took between 13s (D500) and 27s (D850).

    To me the new version looks like a complete relaunch and now the app works nearly as expected and as it should have been already at the sales start of the D500 in April 2016.

    Although there’s a power saving mode, power consumption on the camera seems to be still higher than it should be, but I need to investigate this a little further.

    As all Nikon cameras are using the old standard IEEE 802.11 b/g for their WiFi implementation, I consider the overall performance as OK and suitable for consumer cameras. Snapbridge is definitely not a pro app.

    • Vinnypimages

      So far so good. I only have a D850 with Snapbridge to try it on. One thing Auto ISO is not supported and it can’t set ISO64. Only 100

      • Also that when one connects snapbridge, we cannot change settings via camera.

        • Vinnypimages

          I have other remote apps for Sony Panasonic and Gopro and none of them allow changing settings on the camera. I seem to recall at least one disconnects if you try.

          • Didn’t know that. Would be better if it did though.

      • Andreas Vesper

        Yes, this is true. The new version still has room for improvement, but I consider this version as major relaunch, anyway.

      • ninpou_kobanashi

        Yeah, WTF is that about? Th UI said something stupid like the sensitivity will be set to ISO 100 or 25,000.

        I swear these guys are idiots sometimes.

    • PhilK

      This thing about only supporting ancient versions of electrical interface standards in brand new products is a typical example of one of the ways Nikon handicaps their product competitiveness. (802.11g was finalized fourteen years ago)

      At the very least, 802.11n (finalized eight years ago, jeez) can provide a much faster and more reliable link that can travel longer distances, and it’s fully backward-compatible with the earlier standards.

      • Allen_Wentz

        Yup. It is absurd.

        • PhilK

          Actually in this particular case it doesn’t really boggle my mind, it’s fairly clear to me at this point that in such cases Nikon is likely mostly suffering from their lack of experience and depth in consumer electronic product design/production, combined with their general conservative approach to new tech.* This is an area where companies like Sony and Panasonic beat their pants off, for example, because they have extensive background and resources in these areas.

          BUT, Nikon can still improve their competitiveness in this area if they make it a priority. They don’t even have to build internal expertise, they can partner with others to help them with these kinds of things as necessary.

          *(There are some elements of that approach which are wise though, eg they don’t necessarily want to be on the bleeding-edge of the latest electronic gew-gaws either, since if unanticipated variables, conflicts, compatibility issues, etc crop up, it can severely cripple the reliability of their products in way that might not be able to be corrected eg with a firmware update.

          For example, after USB 3.0 was introduced, vendors discovered that certain types of implementations could generate RFI that interfered with nearby WiFi/Bluetooth communications – eg a USB 3.0 hub sitting in close proximity to a laptop’s WiFi antenna. [Intel put out a white-paper on this] If Nikon produced a product that didn’t take that into consideration it could create a serious problem. But I think for example in the case of 802.11n, 8 years is probably long enough for Nikon to be confident most of these matters have long-since been discovered/resolved by others. 😉 )

          • ITN

            Nikon WT-6 uses 802.11ac which was finalized in 2013. It seems their pro gear is reasonably up to date. Of course, Snapbridge is a joke that could be the undoing of the whole company.

            However, I don’t see Sony particularly ahead in this area. Reportedly when using the A9’s wifi to send files to an ftp server, there is no possibility of continuing shooting while the transfer is ongoing. With the D5 and WT-6 there is no such bottleneck, you can shoot at full speed while transfer of the images happens automatically.

            Sony cameras also prevent menu access while writing to card. Nikon have no such bottlenecks. Furthermore Nikon support fast XQD cards in their cameras which means the buffer is cleared extremely quickly.

            • PhilK

              That’s good to know about the WT-6, but their high-end wireless adapters are also crazy expensive and sometimes the only factory wireless option for some camera models.

              Re: Sony menu inaccessibility while writing, I believe the A7RIII improved that somewhat, according to some reviews I saw. So they did seem to respond to numerous complaints about that.

              Not that I’m going to go out and buy a Sony any time soon, but they do seem to be steadily improving their still camera usability over what it was when they first entered the ILC market.

              Re: XQD, I think on their mirrorless cameras they are so determined to push the camera size aspect that XQD would have worked against that, regardless whether it is technically superior to SD. (Which of course it is)

      • Andreas Vesper

        Yes, the IEEE 802.11 b/g WiFi module represents a historical standard, but other vendors are not even better!

        • PhilK

          I guess this surprises me. Can you give examples?

          Because companies like Sony and Panasonic have been making many devices with included 802.11n capability for quite a few years now.

          If Nikon had a valid reason (for example, they felt that in order to reap the most benefit from 802.11n and newer WiFi standards they would need to implement multiple diversity antennas that the product did not have physical room for, to benefit from MIMO RF tech, etc), then I would like to see a statement from Nikon about that decision. Rather than just appear like they are stuck in a technological time-warp.

          In particular, the 2.4 Ghz RF band has become extremely cluttered now, particularly in urban areas, to the point where it can become unusable in some cases if that is the only frequency you can operate with.

          Having 5Ghz capability would be a big advantage in such cases, whether or not the device has a single antenna. (In my bedroom in San Francisco I can detect 500+ separate WiFi signal sources. Needless to say, trying to operate on 2.4Ghz in places like that is extremely challenging.)

  • Thomas Neuber

    Samsung Tab S2 not compatible. Really???

    • Someone

      “System Requirements
      Android 5.0 or later, 6.0.1 or later, 7.0 or later, or 8.0
      A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Low Energy) is required.
      There is no guarantee that this app will run on all Android devices.”

      • Thomas Neuber

        Android 6.0.1, Bluetooth 4.1.
        No problem with the old version.
        Still one of the most important Android Tablets.

        • Allen_Wentz

          Bluetooth is currently at V5 on the latest devices like iPhones 8 and X; however 4.1 is well into the BLE evolution so I hope it would work. “Importance” is unfortunately not a metric that determines whether electronic devices sync or not.

  • Tony

    Upgrading from the previous version of SnapBridge did not work for me – SnapBridge hung on “searching …”. Uninstalling and re-installing the new version of SnapBridge worked OK.

  • Jeff

    Works perfectly with my D850 no complaints, it’s quick using remote live view and I can change all my settings too!

    • Just last week I tried and gave up on SnapBridge with my D850. I couldn’t make heads or tails of the utility. This new version, in contrast, is far more intuitive with loads of more functionality. A very nice surprise.

      • Jeff

        Same, although the previous app worked on my camera it was very clunky and with limited functionality, this one is much better

  • Eddie Eindhoven

    I’m wondering whether we need to wait for camera firmware updates to catch up with this latest version of SnapBridge.

    • Someone

      No. Tested with my D850 and it works 100%

      • Allen_Wentz

        iOS or Android? If Android, which of the many versions?

        • disqus_ErOzKSxw9P

          I tested it with Iphone SE and Samsung Galaxy Tab A and both work perfectly, Although I did have to delete all trace of the Iphone’s previous connection to the old app before i connected.

          • Chris

            How do you delete that? Thanks

  • Nika

    Connected to Android and it initially took some time to detect D850 .
    Reconnection file transfer and remote working fine though not checked all the functions but it captured image via phone and transferred immediately

  • Eyal Darshan

    I just wish the app would allow me to view RAW files :-

    • Orange Elephant

      Agreed, but I think RAW files would be too big to transfer over BT & take forever. The Olympus app doesn’t work with RAW files either.

      • Eyal Darshan

        Well they had a bug for a while where you could see the RAW files but it would download this small version of the RAW files, it’s fine by me…

        Also, since the update the wifi stopped working so good job nikon!

        • But it takes longer to connect.

          • Eyal Darshan

            Well at least now we have some indication that the app is doing anything, and I’m not sure it actually takes longer to connect to the WIFI- to me it seems about the same, the app loads the pictures in an asynchronously way so you can browse while it’s loading now so the perceived responsiveness is way better.

    • Tony

      I enabled Basic (Small) JPEG’s (in addition to RAW) so that I could at least get images displayed on my phone, without wasting too much space on my camera’s memory card. This seems rather clumsy, since I do not actually want the JPEG’s on the camera’s card. Is there a better way of doing this?

      • Eyal Darshan

        You can always convert the RAW file to JPEG in-camera if you know in advance which picture you’d like to download..

    • Allen_Wentz

      No way we should expect to view the RAW captures of a 45 MP sensor over a BLE connection. I guess there may be times (science projects?) where waiting 30-100 seconds to obtain a single RAW capture away from the camera via WiFi would be useful, but it should be a separate off-by-default menu operation, not part of routine SnapBridge.

      • Eyal Darshan

        It’s not Bluetooth though, the moment you ask to view all the pictures it changes the connection to a wifi network.

  • Spy Black

    Maybe if people just stop using this app, Nikon will finally give up the ghost and allow third-party apps like DSLR Dashboard to work directly with the cameras again loke they used to.

    Just boycott this dysfunctional piece of shit already.

    • Your prediction is scarily accurate. Remember capture NX2? Though I have to say, it’s usability was equally as bad as it’s result was awesome. Same cannot be said about snapbridge.

      • Allen_Wentz

        There are really competent consumer software engineers all over the world. Maybe Nikon-Inc provides a software development environment so stifling that none of the good UI designers are willing to work for Nikon.

        • ITN

          They just don’t think software matters.

      • ITN

        Capture NX2 was excellent towards the end of its life. An order of magnitude faster than NX-D and far more stable. Featurewise it was a decade ahead of its time.

        • True. They added the most asked for updated at that time ,,, and discontinued it.

    • Sawyerspadre

      The right answer is to do BOTH. Have an app, and have open communication for 3rd party apps.

    • PhilK

      There are valid reasons why companies want to push people towards their own “walled garden” tech.

      Which, if their solution works well, provides adequate functionality and is reasonably-priced, I’m guardedly OK with.

      But the problem with Nikon is that when it comes to electronic / external interface matters, their products tend to be technological laggards. Which leads to people developing and pursuing 3rd-party solutions to do what they need to do with the cameras.

      • Spy Black

        No one ever asked for SnapBridge. There were no problems (and there still aren’t) with pre-SnapBridge Nikon cameras communicating with third-party apps. SnapBridge brings nothing to the table.

        • PhilK

          Quite a bold claim about “no one ever asking for Snapbridge”. (Unless you want to play word games and claim things like “No one ever asked for a website spelled “tumblr”, etc.) The point is: Nikon needs to be competitive when it comes to mainstream wireless capability and media sharing using “smart devices”, and prior to Snapbridge it wasn’t really even in the game.

          Now Snapbridge certainly wasn’t a great effort at first but it does appear that they are making significant improvements to it now, and many people do indeed find it useful. Which is a good thing, regardless the incessant whining of the Negative Nellies. 😉

          • Spy Black

            OK, what can you do with SnapBridge that you couldn’t do with any third-party wireless controller?

            “…and many people do indeed find it useful.”
            Like they have a choice? That’s like the software equivalent to Stockholm syndrome…

            • PhilK

              I’ll put it to you this way: as a customer you are no more entitled to a public/open-source remote API to operate a Nikon DSLR than you are to know the precise recipe for Classic Coca-Cola or peruse the source code for Adobe Photoshop at will.

              There are legitimate and important business reasons why various companies that possess valuable proprietary technology and intellectual property may choose to keep some or all of those things secret/undocumented.

              Specifically to a company like Nikon in the business of making cameras with potential remote-control functionality, reasons may include but are not limited to:

              – Ensure that the accessory/activity does not limit or compromise either the image quality or performance of the camera, cause damage to the camera during remote operation, or cause any other safety problem.

              – Maintain control over the user experience in order to ensure customers are not disappointed in some aspect of the experience due to a poor remote accessory/software implementation, not the Nikon camera itself, causing damage to Nikon’s reputation due to no fault of the products themselves.

              – Maintain control over the user experience in order to enhance monetization of the Nikon ecosystem, eg promoting Nikon cloud services, other services and accessories, etc. (Some companies may choose to sell advertising space as well)

              – Ensure that any 3rd-party products used in conjunction with the Nikon camera do not compromise the user’s security or privacy. (A big problem today, any time any manufacturer allows usage of random apps with their products, or linking to either the internet or wireless/wired networks of any kind. (Internet-connected or not)

              (Finding out that that freebie camera remote app you downloaded from Google Play has unexpectedly and without warning taken thousands of private pics of your wife that were on your memory card and uploaded them to public internet boards would really suck.)

              – Ensure that 3rd-party add-on products do not open unwanted vulnerabilities such as hacking the firmware with unauthorized code, disclosure of proprietary Nikon business secrets, intellectual property and so on.

              All that said: these concerns have to be balanced with competitive considerations, such as whether or not the competition is publishing open remote-control APIs for their cameras, whether it represents a competitive issue or not, and whether it is worth the dangers/downsides such as the ones I mentioned above.

              As a guy who spent many years in I.T. including a significant amount of security work (and who also happens to be a privacy advocate), I tend to support companies who take security/privacy risks seriously over ones who are cavalier about it. (Nikon is not perfect in this area for sure, but if they allow all-and-sundry to remotely access their cameras whenever they feel like it, it cannot help their probably already thin resources in this area)

            • Spy Black

              It would be delusional, at best, to think that SnapBridge has anything to do with what you wrote here. SnapBridge is another Nikon fuck-up. The buck stops there.

            • PhilK

              If by “delusional” you mean “disagrees with you”, then you’re right. 🙂

            • Spy Black

              No I mean that anyone could actually think Nikon put that much thought into it. 😉

            • PhilK

              I’m more interested in the widespread problem of complete ignorance on the part of 99% of customers about what is involved with bringing a complex product to international markets and all the various factors that have to be taken into consideration other than whatever their pet “wanna have” feature is.

              The fact that most people haven’t the foggiest notion about what actually goes into producing and marketing such products is not an excuse for why they have no clue.

              One could explain all the details to such people 100 times and they’d go right back to their little self-absorbed neuro-damaged bubbles and keep spewing the same entitled nonsense.

              Nikon may not have produced the product some people wanted but I doubt it was because they didn’t put any thought into it. More than likely they simply had other priorities. (Development cost, development speed, prevention of interoperability/safety/security problems most users never think about because they are typically solved long before they know a product exists, protection of IP, etc etc)

            • Spy Black

              You know, everything was working just fine before Nikon fucked everything wireless up. NOBODY asked for snapbridge. Why YOU can’t see that is beyond me.

    • ITN

      I don’t think anyone is actually using Snapbridge.

      • Eric Calabros

        I do.

        • Spy Black

          Like you have a choice with your newer Nikon body? LOL!

  • sickheadache

    I want to say thanks to Nikon and the 12 year boy and girl in Japan who fixed SnapBack. Thanks to Akihiro and Lil Tiffany Marie.

    • PhilK

      Based on the English text in their description of this update, I am pleasantly surprised to see that they may actually have hired S/W developers that speak decent English this time, or at least competent technical writers/translators for a change.

    • Scott M.

      🙂

  • Nieves E Cubarrubia

    Will this [SnapBridge] update work on:
    1) Nikon D5xxx that has WiFi and Blue Tooth
    2) Samsung (Galaxy?) Tablet 10.xx and Tab A powered by Android O/S?

    I used to use Nikon wmu to remotely take pictures, view and transfer (download) pictures from Nikon D5XXX to my Samsung Tablets.

    Do I download this new SnapBridge to my Samsung Tablets?

    • Sawyerspadre

      In the D5xxx line, only the D5600 works with Snapbridge. Any camera that can use WMU, still uses WMU.

  • Coola Coc

    I have a D500 and still can’t get it to work. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Coola Coc

      Just FYI, I am using Android 7.0 LG phone.

      • Allen_Wentz

        Buy Thom Hogan’s D500 book. He goes into Android SnapBridge setup pretty thoroughly. Plus it is a good book.

        • Brent Rawlings

          It’s a thorough work on photography, technology and the D500.

  • Cynog

    This may be good if I could only find a way to turn Bluetooth on on my D850. All I get is that it’s not available at the camera’s current settings, which is not very helpful. I have not altered many of the factory settings, and I haven’t a clue what the offending settings are. Thank you for nothing, Nikon.

    • Vinnypimages

      Do you have airplane mode on?

      • Cynog

        No, turns out I had to do it via Smapbridge….. I’m getting old, I guess. But I still can’t get the camera to connect via WiFi yet.

        • bonem

          Set your Send While Off setting to On. That allows wifi.
          Not very intuitive.

          • Cynog

            Thank you bonem. It it was set to on, but still no joy: “The connection to the camera has failed”. It would have been nice if it worked, particularly for macro, but I can live without it for now

            • Unpair and delete the camera. Repair it. Now it should work.

            • Eyal Darshan

              +1
              Worked for me when I had the same problem – delete the existing pair from the Bluetooth list on your phone and start the whole process from scratch.

    • Allen_Wentz

      Easy. Ship your D850 to me and I will fix it for you for free, with return no later than 2019Jan01.

  • PhilK

    I’m very glad they seem to be making significant improvements to a key tool that had been widely panned since it was released.

    Also very interesting (to me at least), is that based on the text describing the Snapbridge updates on the Nikon website, I’d say it is probably not translated from Japanese into English, which is another welcome change.

    That tells me that either A) they hired 3rd-party developers that are able to speak English well enough to write a English-language UI that isn’t totally confusing, or at the very least B) they hired for once either a good English-speaking technical writer or translator.

    Better late than never, I guess.

  • Mark Ewels

    If your shooting RAW (medium on a D850) how do you review an image you have just taken? The live view screen remains active but pressed the image review button on camera produces no result and the image doesn’t appear on my iPhone as I’m shoot Raw and not jpeg?

  • mer43

    D500. Now fails to connect with “new and improved” software.

  • Kivi Shaps

    Which Nikon bodies are Snapbridge enabled?

  • Robert Robinson

    It’s still a POS.

  • Nikon Fans

    I just use it. It is huge better!

  • ninpou_kobanashi

    Worked for me, but then fails out on the 2nd connect attempt. This is really crappy.

    These software engineers really do not know WTF they are doing.

    When it does work, it’s clearly got more features than before. However, stability is still unbelievable crap and no video can be captured, unlike the Sony app.

  • Awesome update. Now it doesn’t work at all. After spending more than an hour trying different things to fix it’s connection to my D850, I’ve given up. The settings don’t sync, I can’t hook up to the cameras WiFi, and that pretty much is that. I liked the old version. Worked reliably and quickly.

  • A J

    I installed the update and got it working on my D850. Here’s a tip that might be helpful: Do not use the phone’s bluetooth or Wifi to connect to the camera — it won’t work. Let Snapbridge do the connecting. If you have Snapbridge already installed, UN-install it, then re-install. Then let SB do the connecting. This worked for me.

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